Stove Ignition Problem

Old 02-19-03, 06:06 PM
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have ge propane stove with elec ign one burner will not light, ign sparks, tube is clear and will light with external light any suggestions
Old 02-19-03, 09:29 PM
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Hello kleenkar. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and our Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

If the sparkers are funtioning and the burners won't lite, chances are the burner holes and or ignition ports on the burner heads are clogged up with debris.

If this is the case, the flames will not burn completely around the entire circumference of the burner head. The holes which do not have flames are clogged up and need cleaning.

On stove top burners that have sparkers not visable at the burner head, have ignition ports. Ignition ports are tiny holes up one side of the burner head. If these holes are restricted, they must be cleared out.

Cleaning can be accomplished using one of three methods. Most commonly, a sewing straight pin needle can be used. Do Not enlarge the ignition holes. Doing so will have adverse burner lighting effects.

In cases of extremely dirty burner heads, soaking the burners in very hot water with plenty of dissolved automatic dishwasher detergent for several hours, rinsing and drying or a combination of both methods for heavily soiled burners.

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Old 02-20-03, 04:25 PM
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thanks will try to clean
Old 03-03-03, 05:44 PM
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just wanted to let you know your info was correct did not see holes when i cleaned piece after your info got specs and found cleaned with pin and stove working like new thanks again

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